Teams in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John pedaled a 30-seat bike Wednesday and Thursday to raise more than $20,000 for heart and stroke research.
First up was Dawson Creek, where the annual Big Bike fundraiser brought in a total of $12,950 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, according to coordinator Lorann Marin.
That's better than the totals at last year's event she said. The money will go towards heart and stroke research.
"It helps raise awareness and funds to help with research," she said of the event's importance.
In all, nine teams participated in this year's ride.
By the end of the day the foundation had raised $12,649.20. The top three fundraisers Wednesday were the Co-op with $6,707.20, Rotary Manor with $3,002 and RBC with $1,000.
The following day the event was held at Totem Mall in Fort St. John.
Lori Cruddas, area manager for the Foundation, said that the event in Fort St. John raised over $11,400, exceeding the $10,000 goal.